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Location: Between Paddington and Randwick, Oxford Street

Opened in 1888, the Centennial Park is known as one of Sydney's favourite park for picnics and jogging. The land was once set aside by Governor Lachlan Macquarie as a reserve for drinking water in 1811. It was known as the Lachland Swamps for its numerous pond containing good quality water.

In 1888, the Lachland Swamps was declared a place for public recreation and its construction began six months before its opening ceremony. It was under the direction of Charles Moore, the then-director of Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens, that the park really took shape. The first trees were planted by visiting dignitaries at the opening ceremony on Australia Day.

Picnic can be fun
and relaxing Visitors to the park can enjoy a relaxing picnic by around the various lakes and there is a kiosk available should you wish to buy drinks or food. The roadways are a must for any joggers, roller bladers and horseback riders. You can hire horses, bicycles, cars, skates from Colvelly Road.

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TIPS: Access the park via bus by catching bus number 378 from Central Station or 380 or 382 from Circular Quay. If you take the train, catch it to Bondi Junction Station and it only a short stroll to the park. Parking is available within the park but be aware that the first Sunday of each month is designated as car free day.

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